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situation in kashmir. he is the head of a nonprofit organization headquartered in downtown d.c. called the kashmir center. in court documents released today, the u.s. government alleges the kashmir center was a front for the pakastani government to buy influence among american lawmakers. fai and co-defendant zaheer ahmad received payments to lobby, cris -- to lobby congress. fbi agents spent the day in his home searching for more evidence. neighbors were shocked to hear the quiet man who lived in this house is at the center of an international influence-peddling case. this woman asked that we not show her face. >> old people, young people coming in and out? >> yes, many cars. >> meanwhile, he made his first appearance in court this afternoon. the already deteriorating relationship between the united states and pakistan became even more tense. the pakistan agency released a statement saying he is not a pakastani citizen and they have no knowledge of the case involving him. he is an american, but his codefendant is a pakastani and is said to have fled there. in the meantime, fai remains
for kashmir's independence but a paid agent of the pakistani government's notorious intelligence agency, the isi. on tuesday, the fbi raided five d.c. offices -- offices of the kashmiry american couple. the website bills itself as a nap profit group that educates america about kashmir. the 62-year-old also worked out of this house in fairfax where he was arrested. according to the federal indictment, he not only lobbied on behalf of pakistan but was paid by its intelligence agency and in violation of u.s. law. he was a paid lobe yesterday of the foreign government is required to rester with the justice department. the indictment said that he received $4 million from the isi since the 1990s to cover up the payments officials say another man charged, zayer ahmedh unnamed individuals pay fayh and they were reimbursed by pakistan. the federal officials declined to talk on camera, but the fbi assistant in charge issued a statement saying, quote, foreign governments who try to influence the united states by using unregistered agents threaten our national security. we talked to two of the offi
west in indian-held kashmir, a freedom struggle erupted. and this had tremendous public sympathy in pakistan. dozens of mujahideen groups, the much-maligned names of aut, hezbollah mujahideen, jm, all these are products of the '90s. they sprung up in pakistan, great public sympathy. people volunteering to go to kashmir and fight the indian army. so this introduced more religious militancy in our east and be our west. '89 to 2001, 9/11. 12 years, i call this period of disaster when the united states summarily decided to quit the region. without any rehabilitation or resettlement of the 25,000 mujahideen who were armed to the teeth and didn't know anything other than fighting. this resulted in ethnic war warlordism with dozens of ethnic groups fighting each other, destroying and ravaging afghanistan. these ma screw ha dean -- mujahideen who were brought between '197 t and '89, ladies and gentlemen, then coalesced into al-qaeda. osama bin laden, al-zawahiri, all these names are all those who came in the decade of a oh 79-'89. as if this was not enough n1996 we saw the rise of the ta
to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to tilt u.s. policy against indiana control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and district of columbia for allegedly mounting a cyber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous claimed responsibility calling it retaliation for the site's suspension of wikileaks accounts. >>> a mother and her three young daughters died when their vehicle drove into a washed out section of a wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california, witnesses say a hiker was swept over a water fall at yoe accept itity national park. a search and rescue operation will resume in the morning. >>> this morning in shanghai, yao ming announced his retirement due to injuries. david stern called the chinese star, quote, a testament to the globalization of our game. >>> and for the second time in a week, sisly's mount etna has spewed lava closing down the main airport. now here's a look at wall street. the dow opens at 12,587 after jumping 202 points yester
. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous claimed responsibility, calling it retaliation for the site's connection to wikileaks accounts. >>> a mother and daughter died when they drove into a section of wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california witnesses say a hiker was swept over a waterfall in yosemite national park. a search and rescue operation was suspended overnight and will resume in the morning. >>> for the second time in a week sicily's mount etna will have spewed lava and molten rock closing down the island's main airport. >>> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a series of calorie counters base diet decisions on things that put them over the limit. nearly one in five items contain 100 or more excess calories than advertised on menus in fast
was to tilt u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> a mother and her three young daughters died when their vehicle drove into a washed out section of a wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california witnesses say a hiker was swept over a waterfall at yosemite national park. a search and rescue operation was suspended overnight and will resume in the morning. >>> this morning in shanghai eight-time all-star 7'6" center yao ming announced his retirement from the nba at age 30 due to a series of foot and leg injuries. nba commissioner david stern called the chinese star "a testament to the globalization of our game." >>> for the second time in a week sicily's mount etna has has spewed lava and molten rock closing down the island's main airport. >>> here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. serious calorie counters make daily diet choices that won't put them over the limit. a new study of items from fast food and sit-down restaurants in three states showed nearly one in five items contained 100
, classic guys that's been around town forever, american council that advocates for pakistanis in kashmir. i talked to folks who were involved in intelligence and the diplomatic communities, and most of them say a lot of them long suspected he had connections with the isi, the pakistani intelligence service. so i can't say there are a lot of people that are terribly surprised about, that this lobbying effort has connections to pakistani intelligence. jon: but the pakistanis are supposedly our friends in this, you know, fight against terrorism. >> yeah. we should all kind of wake up and realize that, you know, friendly countries, one, spy on each other and, two, often try to influence each other covertly. you know, during world war ii, for example, the two biggest countries that were spying on and trying to influence the united states were not japan and germany, they were actually russia and great britain who were our allies. the british actually had a thing they called the rumor factory in washington which was there to just kind of spread rumors about the germans. people like ian fleming, th
. they raised public sympathy and people were willing to go into kashmir and fight. this introduced more religious militancy in the east and the west. 1989-2001, 12 years before 9/11, i call this the time of disaster when the u.s. summarily decided to quit the region without any rehabilitation for those warriors who were armed to the teeth and did not know anything other than fighting. this resulted in ethnic war lordisms for groups fighting each other, ravaging afghanistan and pakistan. those were brought in between 1979-1989, they coalesced into allocated. -- al qaeda. osama bin laden and all of these others came in during that decade. we then saw the rise of the taliban. they controlled 90% of afghanistan. this fighting, the eruption of taliban, al qaeda,, the .ntroduction of a kalashnikov finally, 9/11, the terrible terrorist attack on the world trade center in the u.s. military offensive in afghanistan, all of the al qaeda and taliban ran into the mountains and cities. therefore, ladies and gentleman, religious militancy we saw in the east, in kashmir, and religious militancy in afg
in kashmir, 75,000 deaths unaccounted for in the last two decades. >> i'm not going to act as a spokesman for the indian government. i don't know why they are doing it in kashmir. democracies do a lot of dumb things. look at american foreign policy and you see that, you know, we make a lot of mistakes in the world as well. the other thing is just because the country is a democracy doesn't mean it's puts the promotion of democratic values first and foremost, you know, in all aspects of it's policy. we support saudi saudi arabia be they have oil. not because they are a democracy. that's just a act of life. you know, i think -- you know, it's interesting actually that a lot of newer democracies like india, turkey, brazil, are also different from the united states because they actually don't regard the projection of democratic values around the world, you know, the same -- as the same imperative that americans do. it's interesting, you know, why that's the case. >> we're going to take everyone in line with questions. everyone that's in line gets to ask questions. >> i think that is a volume i
.s. citizens are being charged with helping pakistan tilt u.s. policy against india's control of kashmir. the two men are accused of failing to register as pakistan citizens. and for using their washington manufacture based lobbyist group to promote pakistani control of kashmir. the fbi also claims they funneled campaign donations to members of congress and presidential candidates to help their cause. >>> workers say recognition will put them in danger, talking about the help being given to pakistan, that will help win over the hearts and minds in pakistan. but aide groups say being linked to the u.s. will make them targets. >>> a new report shows that foreign investment is on track to double this year but the u.s. is slow to get in on the act. iraq attracted almost $46 billion in foreign investment during the first half of this year. that's about $3 billion more than all of that last year. but according to consullants, 6.4% of the -- of that money is from u.s. caps. -- from the u.s. companies. >>> a spokesman said someone hacked into al qaeda's leader's phone and sent out a -- sent out
. they face up to five years in prison if convicted. pakistan and india have disputed the status of kashmir for decades. >>> israel has stopped another ship trying to break its blockade of gaza. the navy seized the ship, part of a larger flotilla leaving from greece. israel says any supplies onboard will be transferred legally to gaza. israel insists on controlling access to gaza because it says otherwise smugglers will try to ship weapons to militants. and a colorado air controller had a blood alcohol level exceeding the allowed limit. he reportedly works at a center that handles air traffic for several states. a family member said he was given the choice of resigning or entering rehab. no charges have been filed in that case. and 764 lucky couples get to tie the knot sunday in new york city. but first, they'll have to win a lottery that closes thursday. sunday is the first day for new york city's recently passed marriage equality law. demand on the city clerk is through the roof from both same and opposite sex couples. city officials expect to break the single day record for ceremonies on
in washington and nabifi was visible and energetic, promoting pakistan's views on kashmir. >> two million people reflect the true nature. >> but fai is under arrest accuse of of being unregistered foreign agent and made his first appearance in court. the f.b.i. carted evidence full of evidence away from the home in alexandria, virginia, and the office. fai told investigators he had no connection to a foreign government. as head of a lobbying group kazzed the cash mishian counsel, he alleged that the handlers funneled millions to promote the kashmiri cause to decision-makers in washington. justice department aft refers to a secret witness who "participated to obscure" origin of money transferred by the i si to fai to use as a lobbyist. the isi is pakistan's notorious intelligence agency. fai donated to candidates and members of congress. republican congressman dan burr top of indiana received $5,500 since 1997. in 2008, presidential candidate barack obama got $400 from fai's group. republican congressman joe pitts from pennsylvania got $500 also and said today it makes me feel used. i don't like
the cashmere people to determine their own people. kashmir is the disputed territory between india and pakistan. a second american liveing in pakistan is also charged with the -- in the case. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray admitted today that there are serious questions surrounding the way his campaign handled cash: 00s. the d.c. office of campaign finance is now investigating and fox 5s paul wagner is in the newsroom with more on the new allegations. paul? >> reporter: the allegations are simple like this. gray campaign workers allegedly took cash donations and combined themon into larger money orders. and -- into larger moniker orders and that is against -- money orders and that is against the law. the campaign should be held accountable. eight months after vincent gray's campaign came to a close, the mayor finds himself dogged byicals of improprieties. the latest allegations uncovered claimed the campaign workers defied city law by accepting cash donations larger than $25 and then, exchange that cash for money orders. mayor gray said today that the alleged wrongdoing had recently surfaced. >> i
millions to lobby for kashmirs independence he is not registered with the justice department as a lobbiest for a foreign government a second american living in pakistan is also charged. >> in afghanistan taliban reports their leader has die -- says reports their leader has died are false. text messages claimed he was dead but a taliban spokesperson said that is not true and the message was the result of a phone hack, the alleged announcement the commander of the muslim faithful was dead sparked rumors he died. >>> four months after the disaster in japan officials announce success in stage one stabilizing the nuclear plant the reactors have been stabilize for more than four months officials also say radiation around the plant has decreased from peak levels next phase aiming to bring reactors to a cold shut down within six months march's earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. >>> well, she is a fashion icon and advocate, she is also the first lady of the united states now michelle obama may add reality tv start to her resume we will explain when tmzs d
over the fate of kashmir. he was often seen in public meeting and greeting members of congress and donating money and told the f.b.i. he had no connection to the pakistani government but an f.b.i. affidavit refers to a witness who says he, the witness, participated to obscure the origin of money transfers by the pakistani intelligence agency to this man to use as a lobbyist to influence the interests of the government of pakistan. he appeared in court in alexandria, virginia. the law that was violated was being unregistered agent of a foreign government. plenty of people in washington promoting the views of foreign governments but he is accused of doing it creditly. and he is not charged with spying but if convicted he could face five years in jail and $250,000 fine. >>shepard: this cannot be go for already strained relations with pakistan and the united states. >>reporter: they are at a low point. the united states suspended $800 million in military aid to pakistan and osama bin laden was living in pakistan and an embarrassment to pakistani whose resent the united states for n
with trying to influence the white house and congress on policies concerning kashmir while working as a pakistani spy. he is now on home detention. >>> after 102 years, a formal good-bye to the water read medical center. an official flag casing ceremony will be held later this morning in front of the facility appear main building. walter reed is closing its upper northwest campus. other parts of walter reed will move down to the fort belvoir hospital. new colors for the new facility will be uncased after today. >>> in ports, it looks like the drop van mcnabb era in washington was a short one. word of a possible deal to trade him while another key red skip will be staying. we'll talk live to the sports junkies up next. plus, checking your weather, tucker barnes is here and traffic with julie wright. stay with us. . >>> if you are having problems paying your mortgage or you are afraid economic hard time may put your home in jeopardy, make sure to stay with us all morning long. fox 5 is hosting a phone bank today from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with experts from the emer
of jihad in south asia. they have been to kashmir, pakistan, afghanistan, some of the middle commanders are actually foreigners. so they are -- international do you have the idea of magnitude, size of this problem? >> well, the side of al shabaab shifts. you have the core group and clan militias that switch allegiances depending on circumstances. the number of most analyst at least play around with and it's only a guess. because it's probably in the low thousands, maybe up to five. but at times, they can capture the loyalty of certain clans or subclans. each subclan has it's own armed force. those can be purchased. at other times, they can purchase whole units even from the transitional governmental forces. >> congressman, if i might just add to that, i've done a lot of research on the issue of particularly the foreign element in al shabaab and the strength of the organization. no one knows other than al shabaab with certainty how many armed followers it has in the country. the low estimate is about 4,000. the estimates go up to 6 or 7,000 of armed persons at any given time in the count
. most of them are veterans of jihad in south asia, kashmir, pakistan, indonesia. some of the commanders are actually foreigners. >> you have no of the magnitude or size of this problem? >> the size of al shabaab shifts. you have the core group then you have the militias which switch allegiance very quickly depending on circumstances and happenstance. the number that most analysts play around with, and this is only a guess, and that is probably in the low thousands, maybe upwards of five. at times you can capture the loyalty of certain clans or sub- clans. each has its own armed force which can be purchased. what other times you can purchase entire units even from the transitional government forces. >> congressman, if i could add, i have done research on the issue of particularly the foreign element in al shabaab and the strength of the organization. no one knows other than al shabaab how many armed followers they have in the country, but the last estimates were 4000, going up to 6000 or 7000 armed persons at any given time in the country. the more interesting part of the equation though
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